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Elias S.

Elias S.

In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 29 years of playing. I believe it’s my job as a teacher to help you find the most effective way to practice to reach your goals, and to help you find joy in playing. Whether you are just beginning your musical journey, an accomplished player looking for new perspectives, or returning to music after a hiatus, I can help you to meet your goals. In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I can provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired. **Studio Equipment** violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, recording equipment
/30 mins
Cindy H.

Cindy H.

Cindy holds two degrees and a teaching Certificate.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2016.  In 1996, she received a full music scholarship to Sam Houston State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance. Mrs. H has 25 years of experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, and piano, as well as 12 years teaching elementary music and orchestra for the public school system.  Mrs. H has performed at hundreds of weddings, receptions, and parties with various string quartets, as well as orchestral events and churches all across Texas. Mrs. H loves music and teaching, and her favorite part of teaching is sharing her love of music with others.  She teaches utilizing a wide variety of techniques and methods, ranging from the Suzuki method to more traditional methods. Because of her diverse teaching background, she excels at teaching students of all ages: from the four year old beginning piano student to the advanced high school senior violinist.  Hundreds of her private students have made All-Region Orchestras, first division ratings at Solo/Ensemble, and even first division ratings at the State Solo/Ensemble contest.  Some of Mrs. H's former students have continued in their musical pursuits to become professional musicians.
/30 mins
Avenira C.

Avenira C.

Focuses for Viola could include... Notation / Sight Reading Duet & Ensemble Performance Solo/Improvising Composition Instrument Maintenance and so much more! Let's Play Music! Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth! Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship. What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know. My approach to music teaching is fully CUSTOMIZABLE. Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests. Not interested in reading notes? No problem. Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it. Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there! Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less work and more play. For every student I keep a shared Log of our lessons together documenting what we worked on, resources we used, and goals or practice ideas for the week. My inbox is always open for questions or ideas. As an active partner in your curriculum design, you gain valuable insight, not only on music, but on how to go about expanding your knowledge of it, even on your own. So what are you waiting for? Let's play some music! Have questions? I'm more than happy to help point you in the right direction. (whether or not that's with me)
/30 mins
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Julia is really patient and taking care of every lesson seriously. I enjoyed every time I had a class with her.

Chung-Ping Chou (Viola lessons with Julia L.)

Betsy was AMAZING!! She helped me work on scales and my concerto, she made it so mug more fun and was very nice to be around.

Annmarie Seaman (Viola lessons with Betsy F.)

Betsy was my daughter's viola teacher for almost 2 years. She was consistently fun, nice, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend her highly.

michelle (Viola lessons with Betsy F.)

Julia is the best instructor we can ever ask for. She is very professional and patient to my sons. Also, she is very encouraging yet also gets across what she expects from her students. We would recom

Sandy (Viola lessons with Julia L.)

Julia is really patient and taking care of every lesson seriously. I enjoyed every time I had a class with her.

Chung-Ping Chou (Viola lessons with Julia L.)

Betsy was AMAZING!! She helped me work on scales and my concerto, she made it so mug more fun and was very nice to be around.

Annmarie Seaman (Viola lessons with Betsy F.)

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